This is a clever idea, Origami hits your closet. Imagine Joan Crawford’s frustration when trying to beat her child with a paper hanger. This is not a solution for “Closet Snobs” like me, its taken years for me to achieve a set of matching hangers, which I derive a great deal of pleasure from. I know it sounds stupid but it’s just one of those small rewards that advanced age provides us. Twice a year when I change the seasonal selection in my closets I edit hangars and replace those that offend me. I’m proud of my selection of wooden hangers [some of which are from vintage hotels] A career in retail has made me hyper aware of the “perceived value” a hanger bestows upon a garment. One does not hang your best pieces on cheap hangers, I practice what I preach…..”NO WIRE HANGERS” [or paper shopping bags for me] The bag hanger idea is perfect only for a younger set with a limited wardrobe. The “green” aspects are noble, I respect that, a perfect novelty for Old Navy or H&M to enhance their sustainable image. Disposable garments deserve disposable hangers for efficient recycling.
I really have to hand it to this town, really a brilliant concept. Not an easy project to articulate, but they did, and did it beautifully. The top story left in its original state was a sacrifice worth making to realize his concept. I do wonder how they maintained its stability, while installing the new facade . A temporary Art installation, funded by local arts council, it’s a wonderful example of a community pulling together to resurrect the towns slipping popularity.
Take a look at the article…http://www.dezeen.com/2013/10/01/from-the-knees-of-my-nose-to-the-belly-of-my-toes-by-alex-chinneck/
The mystic East, the land of legends,Theodora, the Byzantines, the seat of Holy Roman Empire, Sulieman the Magnificent, Saint Sophia the heart of eastern Orthodoxy. I am inescapably drawn to all things related to the Golden Horn where Western Europe and Orient meet.
I was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith, the most distant memories as a child are those of dark incense laden rituals spoken in ancient Greek, they made quite an impression on a child’s mind. My grandmothers absolute adherence to the faith are the basis of my continuing fascination. My Yaiya ( Greek for grandmother) kept her home shrine Icons lit with an oil lamp that she would relight once a year with the flame she very carefully carried home from Easter services, it was essential that that flame was not extinguished before her relighting ritual. I remember well she would burn incense to make sure her prayers were carried skyward. Ask any Greek, the influence our Yaiya’s exerted over us as children, its something you never forget, ever.
Although my adult religious practices are less than devout, I still carry the memories of my yaiya’s beliefs and practices. In my own way I have carried on the traditions. Over the years I’ve collected pieces that reinforce my memories and the beliefs I experienced as a child. The atmosphere of my yaiya’s house.
The holidays are fast approaching, can you believe it? I've been living three months ahead for years and still can't believe how fast the months are passing. The following photos are not the best I've ever taken. I took them quickly, as all I wanted to do was go home. These are three retail stores in two spaces. Kitchenette, Row Home and the new Emilie women's apparel. This took about a week to completely reset floor displays and change windows. Merry Thanks-a-ween….
Apple has once more proved that they can make a deal for retail space anywhere. The new store is on the mezzanine in Grand Central, very impressive. I'm sure the square foot price is impressive as well. Location,Location,Location, There is not a retailer in the world that would disagree. The guarantee of pedestrian traffic is assured, endless traffic.
The esthetic is Apple minimal, the shop does not in anyway infringe on the station.
Grand Central has space and space adds perceived value like no other retailing method.
23 thousand square feet allows for plenty of commuter traffic
The definative 21rst century statement where old meets new.
This year the V.M. team at B.G.did it again. The theme is Follies,Ziegfeld,Busby Berkeley and “Some Like It Hot” [the perennial Norma Jean] every Display teams favorite, even Sally Rand makes an appearance. It’s an art deco extravaganza befitting the history and location of this iconic store. My congrats to David Hoey and his team for a job very well done.
check out this link for more..http://blog.bergdorfgoodman.com/windows/holiday-windows-2012-the-bg-follies#ad-image-4
Yes it’s that time again……Who would have ever thought 20 years ago when the Christmas Sweater was considered by fashionistas to be the absolute lowest garment on earth, and that today they would be the height of fashion during the holiday season. I remember well the having to drag them out every year along with the boxed cards. The ones that did not sell were always packed away with the christmas decor to wait out the year to try to sell them again. They were never “in” fashion consequently they never went “out” of fashion.
All things in fashion are at times unexplainable, although in this case it seems to be due to the coastal urban “tasteful” crowd who are reveling in sheer ugliness of the classic Noel garment. Let me remind you that in some quarters [south of the Mason Dixon] line they are still de rigueur for holiday festivities.
Many of these beauties show up in thrift shops around this time, although due to their recent popularity I bet the prices have soared, especially for the truly hideous examples. I can’t believe it but even I am considering prowling around for one. No matter what your true reason for donning gay apparel, the season is for laughs or compliments accepted gracefully. No one need know your intent. shop early to bag a good one.
I wrote this post last year, Now I have an update from the foremost manufacturer of the ugly Christmas sweater. Berek company is the originator of the “art” sweater as they loosely call it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, is the only statement I can make. Kitch appeal is a valid reason for prizing these “works of art”even I have to admit a certain fondness for their “cheerful” themes in a perverse way. Berek is still in bis and true to American manufacturers they recognize the renewed interest in thier products, they have embraced it rather than trying to deny ugly label. Who cares about the reasons as long as they sell? This is Berek’s link to Christmas 2014
- How To Throw An Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, Retro Style! (areallyretrochristmas.wordpress.com)
- Ugly Christmas Sweater eShop Puts Focus on 12 Days of Christmas (prweb.com)
Upon occasion a window change can lead to a new direction or maybe even real “Art”. I think I hit upon something today.Due to the various and endless opinions on what is “Art” and what is not, I will leave it to the viewer to decide [which is where it belongs anyway]
It’s Sunday afternoon and have a window change coming up in less than 10 hours, what to do? much to my surprise I came up with a good attention-getter [I constantly amaze myself that I still have what it takes] The product is Fall suits and jackets in shades of blue, hence my tag is “True Blue” OK.. now what does true blue conger up? The first thing that came to mind are dogs,”Mans best friend” they are certainly true blue. Why not? everyone loves canines, can’t lose. First to Google then to Staples for printing, three hours later and I have a pack of pooches, mounted and cut out, little “standees” like in movie house lobbies.
As I was cleaning the spray glue off the poor war-torn hands it occurred to me what a great photo opp they would make if I took them in front of my house and posed them around my planter and sidewalk tree [perfect i thought, every hipster in the hood lets them pee out there, now is my chance, a pee-less pooch or maybe a dog scare crow. Anyway it will be fun,what the hell.
Much to my surprise the effect was rather good,I spent a long time looking for above head for-shortened photos [easier to cut out who needs all those limbs] It looks like a dog, a strange dog, but none the less humorous and humor sells.
I was rather proud of my accomplishment so I posted on Face Book my friends all loved it, some even labeled it “Art”
I think I’m on to something here or is it just another window display, maybe I’m channeling Patti Page. All that remains to be seen, although if the question. “How much is that doggie in the window?” pops up after I install this, I will know I crossed over…”Display as Art” and a new career. WOOF!
- Pet Peek Dog Window Satisfies Pooch’s Curiosity (ohgizmo.com)
Every time I see an Interactive like this it makes me crazy…Who needs all the props,backdrops and lights that will suffer thru every day? I would rather spend my time in video production than dragging mannequins in and out of freight elevators…Check this one out
http://vimeo.com/18499643 hit the link